Luke 10:41
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New International Version
"Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things,

New Living Translation
But the Lord said to her, "My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details!

English Standard Version
But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things,

New American Standard Bible
But the Lord answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things;

King James Bible
And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things,

International Standard Version
The Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha! You worry and fuss about a lot of things.

NET Bible
But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Yeshua answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you take pains and are troubled about many things.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha! You worry and fuss about a lot of things.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things;

King James 2000 Bible
And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things:

American King James Version
And Jesus answered and said to her, Martha, Martha, you are careful and troubled about many things:

American Standard Version
But the Lord answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art anxious and troubled about many things:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord answering, said to her: Martha, Martha, thou art careful, and art troubled about many things:

Darby Bible Translation
But Jesus answering said to her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things;

English Revised Version
But the Lord answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art anxious and troubled about many things:

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jesus answered, and said to her, Martha, Martha, thou art anxious, and troubled about many things:

Weymouth New Testament
"Martha, Martha," replied Jesus, "you are anxious and worried about a multitude of things;

World English Bible
Jesus answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things,

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus answering said to her, 'Martha, Martha, thou art anxious and disquieted about many things,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:38-42 A good sermon is not the worse for being preached in a house; and the visits of our friends should be so managed, as to make them turn to the good of their souls. Sitting at Christ's feet, signifies readiness to receive his word, and submission to the guidance of it. Martha was providing for the entertainment of Christ, and those that came with him. Here were respect to our Lord Jesus and right care of her household affairs. But there was something to be blamed. She was for much serving; plenty, variety, and exactness. Worldly business is a snare to us, when it hinders us from serving God, and getting good to our souls. What needless time is wasted, and expense often laid out, even in entertaining professors of the gospel! Though Martha was on this occasion faulty, yet she was a true believer, and in her general conduct did not neglect the one thing needful. The favour of God is needful to our happiness; the salvation of Christ is needful to our safety. Where this is attended to, all other things will be rightly pursued. Christ declared, Mary hath chosen the good part. For one thing is needful, this one thing that she has done, to give up herself to the guidance of Christ. The things of this life will be taken away from us, at the furthest, when we shall be taken away from them; but nothing shall separate from the love of Christ, and a part in that love. Men and devils cannot take it away from us, and God and Christ will not. Let us mind the one thing needful more diligently.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 41. - And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha. There are several notable instances of this repetition of the name by the Master in the New Testament story, and in each case apparently in pitying love. So "Simon, Simon," in Luke 22:31, and "Saul, Saul," in Acts 9:4.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Jesus answered and said unto her,.... Calling her by her name, and repeating it, Martha, Martha, which expresses great intimacy and friendship, and much earnestness, and, as it were, pitying her present situation and circumstances:

thou art careful and troubled about many things; intimating, that she was over anxious, and too solicitous, and more thoughtful and careful than she need be: he did not require such preparations for him, and so much attendance; she gave herself an unnecessary trouble in providing so many things for his entertainment, when less would have sufficed; so that instead of joining with her in her request, he reproves her for her over anxious care and solicitude, to have a nice and plentiful feast. The Persic version gives a sense quite contrary to the design of the text, rendering the words thus, "thou art adorned in all things, and hast the preference above many women".

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

41. Martha, Martha—emphatically redoubling upon the name.

careful and cumbered—the one word expressing the inward worrying anxiety that her preparations should be worthy of her Lord; the other, the outward bustle of those preparations.

many things—"much service" (Lu 10:40); too elaborate preparation, which so engrossed her attention that she missed her Lord's teaching.

Luke 10:41 Additional Commentaries
Context
Martha and Mary
40But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, "Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me." 41But the Lord answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; 42but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her."
Cross References
Matthew 6:25
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?

Matthew 6:27
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

Matthew 6:28
"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.

Matthew 6:31
So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'

Matthew 6:34
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Luke 10:38
As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him.

Luke 10:40
But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, "Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!"

John 11:1
Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.

John 11:5
Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.

John 12:2
Here a dinner was given in Jesus' honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him.
Treasury of Scripture

And Jesus answered and said to her, Martha, Martha, you are careful and troubled about many things:

thou.

Luke 8:14 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have …

Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged …

Mark 4:19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and …

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Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication …

many.

Ecclesiastes 6:11 Seeing there be many things that increase vanity, what is man the better?

Matthew 6:25-34 Therefore I say to you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall …

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